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Presidential Election 2016

Will SCOTUS Ruling in Favor of Immigration Reform Be Another DREAM Deferred? (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
GVH Live By, Nadia Watson Last week, the Supreme Court finally agreed to hear the case on whether or not Preside...

Bernie Sanders Is Not Magic: An Open Letter to Berniebros Everywhere

Jennifer Gore | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Jennifer Gore

On January, 27, 2016, radio and broadcast personality, Cody Gough wrote a blog both entitled and entitled, "I Support Bernie Sanders, And I'm Not ...

The American Dream: Dead or Just on the Ropes?

David Rivera | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
David Rivera

The 2015 Harvard Institute of Politics "Survey Of Young Americans' Attitudes Towards Politics and Public Service" raised the question "Is the American Dream Alive"? The poll reveals that Donald Trump's supporters are less likely to answer the question positively.

With Humor And Fear a Choice of History

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Here we go folks, fasten those joy ride seat belts for the greatest showdown money can buy, Iowa is approaching followed by New Hampshire on route to discovering who the 2016 Wizard will become behind the magic White House curtain.

Hope and Change Still Reign in 2016 Election

Debbie Hines | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Debbie Hines

In 2016, Americans still have hope. And Americans still want change. And whichever candidate appeals to voters that he or she can change the system to improve life for every man and woman will win.

Trump's Genius

History News Network | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
History News Network

His genius doesn't lie in his ability to make himself look good in the eyes of his supporters. Rather, it's his genius to make his supporters feel good about themselves in his presence.

The Teflon Donald: Why Trump's Supporters Can't Be Swayed

Nica Noelle | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Nica Noelle

"I just got here and it's a total madhouse," my friend, a senior writer for a major US newspaper, has called to warn me. "This is nothing like the oth...

The Democratic Debate Steals Occupy Wall Street Rhetoric

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.20.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Today, all of the three democratic candidates are singing the same song: That economic inequality, the 30-year downward spiral of the middle class and the corruption of the campaign finance laws -- OWS's main themes -- are the most important domestic threats to the American way of life.

Can a Demagogue, Donald Trump, Be Elected President?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Trump fits the classic definition of a demagogue: a rabble-rouser who appeals to the emotions, fears, prejudices and ignorance of the lower socioeconomic classes in order to gain power.

Marco Rubio Disqualifies Hillary Clinton on Age: Who Is He Kidding?

Judith Barnett | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Judith Barnett

Let's hope that American voters will weigh in for maturity and experience next November.

I Am an Out-and-Proud Happy Face Carved Into an Open, Pussy Sore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.

Demand Election Day 2016 Off And You Just Might Get It!

Regina Clemente | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Regina Clemente

The only voting block that consistently votes at the rate of other countries is America's 1 percent. And that's no coincidence. They don't have those barriers to hurdle. And they get the concrete rewards of policies like the carried interest loophole.

Mr. Trump, Placing Blame Is Not A Proper Response To Crisis

Virginia Buckingham | Posted 10.27.2015 | New York
Virginia Buckingham

As one of the first people to be blamed for 9/11 by a politician, I have some thoughts on the implications of Donald Trump playing the same blame game to fuel his presidential ambitions. Blaming Bush for the attacks may play well in the media and appeal to some in the public, but it's not leadership.

Favorability Ratings Show Hillary Clinton Is Unelectable

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

What has taken Clinton and Trump decades and billions of dollars in name recognition to accomplish, Bernie Sanders has done with grass roots organizing and fundraising. He is the only electable Democrat for president.


Marianne Williamson | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

The second American Revolution has begun. It has been stirring within the consciousness of Americans for years, as we've slowly awakened to the chronic and systematic diminishment of the democratic foundations without which we are no longer anything even approaching who we say we are.

Black Box Voting: Voter Intimidation

Judy Frankel | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Hard to believe, but true. Voters are flat-out intimidated to come to the polls. During the 2014 midterms, incumbent Mitch McConnell sent out warnings to Kentucky voters that read: ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE. You are at risk of acting on fraudulent information...

The Black Box: Voting in America

Judy Frankel | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

The cost of voter restriction laws to our democracy is great. Voter ID laws disproportionately disenfranchise the elderly, the poor, non-drivers, and students -- those who typically don't vote Republican.

Inexperienced Republicans Are Leading Experienced Republicans

John A. Tures | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Perhaps the failure of the experience argument over the last two elections is why Republicans seem so eager to pick a candidate who has never held a political job for even a day.

Black Lives Matter and the Presidential Primaries

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

Moral outrage is timeless. The BLM Movement needs to decide whether its principal strategic objective is to defeat, embarrass, or publicly disrupt the campaigns of those candidates running for president of the United States; or, instead, to engage them as a potential allies in its struggle to get our nation to finally acknowledge, 24/7, that Black Lives really Matter.

Trump Says Jokes About Periods Would Be 'Inappropriate'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.10.2015 | Media

Donald Trump defended his comment about Fox News’ Megyn Kelly “spewing blood,” telling TODAY show host Savannah Guthrie on Mond...

A Bridge Too Far for Obama

Hunter Cutting | Posted 08.06.2015 | Green
Hunter Cutting

President Obama's announcement of final rules for his historic plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants illuminated both the strength of his commitment to addressing climate change and the limit of his reach.

Could Charter School Scandal Weaken The Kasich Campaign?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

A Washington Post report reveals that Kasich slashed public school funding by half a billion dollars, boosting state spending on charter schools, despite the quality concerns. In fact, the Ohio now spends more per charter school pupil than it does for public school student, while costs have been passed on to local government just to keep their schools open.

Donald Trump; the Hero Gotham Needs

Nicholas Pierce | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Nicholas Pierce

A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for gorgeously reckless consequence-blind materialism, it's a vote for the American way.

Interview With Jill Stein - Green Party Candidate for President

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

As the noise from the rhetoric of an ever-growing field of presidential candidates reaches an ear-splitting din, there is an announced candidate outside the two-party system that deserves to be heard.

Boehner Vets Pope

Stacia Friedman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

House Speaker, John Boehner remains guarded about Pope Francis' upcoming visit. "We're walking on eggshells here," says Boehner, "If we let the Pope address Congress with Jumbotrons on the Mall, next thing you know, we're going to have to give equal time to the Evangelicals, the Seventh Day Adventists, and, lord help us, the Grand Imam."